HOUSTON – An employee of a freight shipping and trucking company alleges that he lost three fingers while using a saw that purportedly had its safety mechanisms removed.

Wilfredo Vasquez filed a complaint on Sept. 13 in the Harris County District Court against J&J Container Manufacturing Inc. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 22, he was working for defendant when his hand got caught in a saw blade and resulted in the amputation of three fingers. He alleges he has suffered pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, loss earnings and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff holds J&J Container Manufacturing Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently removed the safety mechanisms from the saw so that employees can work faster and failed to provide proper training and safety equipment.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages of more than $1 million, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs of court and such other lawful and equitable relief. He is represented by Juan C. Garcia and Daniel Johnson of Johnson Garcia LLP in Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number 2017-59973

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